Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today emphasized the importance of U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) efforts to improve the health of our forests at the confirmation hearing for Robert Bonnie, the President’s nominee to serve as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment. If confirmed, Mr. ...
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) have secured a measure in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill to help prioritize wildfire mitigation efforts. The bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a report detailing its efforts to mitigate wildfires and identif...
On Saturday, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will participate in Aurora’s Day of Remembrance, beginning with a community gathering at the Aurora Municipal Center. He will also stop in at various service centers after the gathering, including the new Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center. Yesterday, Bennet spoke on ...

Bennet Applauds Partnership Between Agencies to Protect Colorado's Water Supply from Wildfires

USDA, Department of Interior Launch Pilot Project in Colorado to Safeguard Water Resource Infrastructure

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell of a federal, local and private partnership to reduce the risks of wildfire damage to the water supply in Colorado and other western states. Through the Western Watershed Enhancement Partn...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) that it will make available up to $5 million to purchase lamb products for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including food banks. The purchase will help Colorado s...

SBA Makes Disaster Loans Available for West Fork Fire Area

Disaster Designation Follows Request from Colorado Congressional Delegation

The Colorado Congressional delegation today welcomed an announcement that the Small Business Administration (SBA) would issue a disaster declaration for southwestern Colorado counties, making low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to small businesses economically impacted by the West Fork Fire Complex in that area of...